So I’m thinking about starting a new feature on this here blog. Every Friday, I’ll go into some detail about things I’ve found interesting/enjoyable/thought-provoking for the week. They might be other blog posts. They might be short stories. They might even be movies I’ve watched. It will all depend on the week and what I came across during the previous seven days. Sound good?
For the first installment of Links and Things, I offer a truly mixed bag of treats, originating online and off.
Blog Posts of Note
“Dear Daughter” by Mur Lafferty
As someone who’s popping out a kid in a few months, this touched me. If I have a little girl, I’m already thinking of ways to combat the culture of girl=bad.
“Let Me Tell You About the Birds and the Bees: Gender and the Fallout Over Christopher Priest” by Catherynne Valente
So technically, this was posted last week, but it resonated with me so I’m linking to it anyway. Essentially, Cat argues that women experience much harsher criticism for daring to state their opinions. And read the comments. They prove her point.
Here are a few short stories I enjoyed this week:
“Far From Shore” by Lydia S. Gray
“A Shard Glows in Brooklyn” by Alex Shvartsman
“Older, Wiser, Time Traveler” by M. Bennardo
Drive. Awesome film. From the very first scene, I was tensed up and holding my breath. Stylized, surreal, and foreboding are words that come to mind when trying to describe it. I’ll be thinking about this one for a while.
What I’m Reading
Shadows Linger by Glen Cook. I recently finished The Black Company, so I’m delving into book 2 of the series. Luckily, I have the edition with the first three books in one volume, so I’m set on reading material for a bit.
That’s it for now. Care to share anything you found interesting this week? Leave a note in the comments!